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Shadow Blasko: Not Ironic.
Charlie Freak: Our University had a PA-28 go down right after takeoff because the fuel selector was not in the detent. Previous to that incident, it was a before takeoff checklist item to switch fuel tanks, but if I remember correctly, it's been moved or deleted. Problem is, yeah you can switch the tanks, but at idle speed there is enough fuel still left in the system to run until you're barreling down the runway a few seconds later. Then dreadful silence.In our school's case, they were lucky enough to land it on the highway that runs perpendicular to the departure end. Only damage was the wingtip light and the back window of a Subaru.
Mytch: Not ironic. The existence of an air safety conference directly implies that flying is unsafe. If anything, given their knowledge of this, their choice to fly was irrational.
wildcardjack: Died in a crash to make a trip that would have been quicker in a car than your preflight checklist.Yeah, that might be ironic.
Rufus Lee King: Lost_at_sea: Ironically, I was hoping to get in before all the d-bag irony police arrived....I never did get this, exactly. Do you farkers arguing about correct use of the word "ironic" every time the tag appears think it makes you appear intellectual, or "cutting edge"?News flash: It doesn't. It only makes you appear like that grubby guy downtown, standing on the street corner masturbating and shouting gibberish at passersby. Just thought someone should let you know.
Nil Tu Aris: I've had instructors that suggesting switching tanks as part of the run-up checklist and others that cite problems just like this as a reason to stick with the tank that's proven to be working. Still, you would think that switching during run-up would use more fuel than just what's in the line but I no longer switch tanks on aircraft with fuel pumps prior to take off.
WinoRhino: As an English major, I can tell you this is, in fact, ironic.